Feb 102013
 

A rider in the Krewe of Bacchus hands a strand of beads to a parade-goer on Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Defying predictions of torrential storms in New Orleans — and amid reports of a destructive tornado in nearby Hattiesburg, Miss. — the Krewe of Bacchus presented its 2013 theme of “Bacchus Sails the Seven Seas” on Sunday evening under relatively clear skies.

The Bacchus “King Kong” and “Queen Kong” floats precede the parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor G. W. Bailey reigned as King Bacchus this year. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A child receives a toy from a rider on the “Sunshine Kids” float in the Bacchus parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Former Saints player Steve Gleason rides in the Krewe of Bacchus on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus title float, “Bacchus Sails the Seven Seas.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the O. Perry Walker mime team gestures to the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Saints running back Mark Ingram laughs after tossing a throw into the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Belize” float. (UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Aztec Isle of Pupato” float. (UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Baccha-Amore” float. (UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Bacchagator” float, introduced in 1986, stretches the length of a block in four segments on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Madagascar” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Undiscovered Alaska” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Bacchasaurus” has been parading since 1972. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Congo” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

For live reactions and photos from the route, see our live coverage below.

Share:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Print
  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.mcarthur.10 Jim McArthur

    A great day for Bacchus! :-) Not sure about Orpheus and Proteus, though. :-(